Recommend Hard Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johnny5a, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. johnny5a macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2009
    UK & Ghana
    Hi All,

    I have a MBP17, bought in Feb 2009, the HDD is a 320Gb 7200RPM. Looks like I have run out of space and cannot clear much more off, because of the number of VMs I'm running.

    So can someone recommend a new HDD for me, 750GB or 1TB would be good but they seem to be only 5400RPM drives.

  2. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    you can get 500gb 7200rpm drives quite easily
    but a 5400 rpm drive isn't that much slower than a 7200rpm.
    may be better for you to get a 640gb 5400rpm drive or bigger
  3. bt22 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
    Hello, I have a 13 mbp and I just updated my hard drive. I have the 2.26 c2d and I tried the WD Scorpio Blue. My computed was very sluggish with this drive. I returned that drive and got the Seagate Momentus 500gb 5400 rpm. My computer runs much better with this drive. I do notice a bit more vibration with this drive v/s the original 160gb drive,but I am enjoying the extra space. Especially now that I am sinking my iPad with my mbp and need most of my content available. Hope this helps a little.

  4. iBunny macrumors 65816

    Apr 15, 2004
    Seagate Momentus XT 500GB

    Its the single fastest 7200RPM 500GB 2.5 inch HDD available.
  5. sadcamper macrumors regular

    May 19, 2010
    I wish this were easier to find (here in Canada at least)!

    As mentioned, you can get 750 & 1tb notebook drives now, but they're 5400 and 5200rpm's respectively. If you want 7200, 500gb is the largest you'll find.

    I have no experience with it, but WD's 750gb drive gets decent reviews online:
  6. sjpetry macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2004
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    What about this Seagate 750GB 7200RPM drive?

    Unfortunately, I can't find a store that has it in stock. Any ideas?

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